This article introduces and reprints a letter relating the extraordinary conversion of a large number of sinners in Cambuslang, Scotland. Following are a series of attestations to the truth of the account by various Scottish ministers.
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The article is an introduction to and reprint of a narrative of a spiritual conversions. The editor believes this letter is of value in the history of Presbyterianism. Presented as proof of the letter’s veracity is an attestation by a minister at Cambuslang from when the letter dates. The author of the letter describes how a community asks for weekly lectures. Being successful, they have more meetings, attracting larger crowds. Eventually, a daily throng comes to the minister’s house. He reports of sinners reforming and growth of interest in education. Following the end of the letter are a number of attestations to the facts of the narrative and the effects of the conversions. Cited are ministers from Glasgow, Kilbryde, Barony, Bothwell, Douglas and Irwin. Other letters appear from ministers of unnamed origins. Some letters refer to each other, as it seems ministers investigated after reading of the news from the other attestations.